The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 96 85 63
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -22
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 1 2 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.100% 0.19% 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.23% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 14
Average salary - £70,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +80.64%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
Test Strategy
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
844 886 609
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 83.98% 82.50% 78.48%
Number of salaries quoted 696 780 542
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Kent region.

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Kent

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT jobs across the Kent region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy.

1 6 (85.71%) Automated Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Regression Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) ISEB
2 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) Integration Testing
2 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (57.14%) SaaS
2 4 (57.14%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
3 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (42.86%) QA
3 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) FitNesse
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) HTML
3 3 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 3 (42.86%) IIS
3 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
3 3 (42.86%) XML
3 3 (42.86%) XSLT
3 3 (42.86%) OOP
3 3 (42.86%) OO

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT jobs across the Kent region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) FitNesse
2 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
2 3 (42.86%) NUnit
3 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 1 (14.29%) Hudson
3 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
3 1 (14.29%) Firebug
3 1 (14.29%) Fiddler
3 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
3 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Test Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Automation Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Test Automation Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Software Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Software Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) HTML
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) XML
1 3 (42.86%) XSLT
1 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Automated Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Regression Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Integration Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) OOP
3 3 (42.86%) OO
3 3 (42.86%) SOA
4 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (14.29%) BDD
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
3 1 (14.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISEB
2 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft